Bring pet mouse to the vet

Bring mouse to vet

Yes! Firstly, if a mouse is suffering then its owner is just as obliged to deal with that suffering as she would be for a dog or cat.

Mice feel their pain just as intensely as larger, more expensive pets. Secondly, a good vet can cure a lot of mouse problems, and a consultation need not cost a fortune; phone around to get quotes. It is worth asking the receptionist whether the vet sees many mice, or asking the vet how they feel about treating mice.

Some vets will not be keen on treating certain animals if they have little experience of the species, whilst others will see it as a challenge. Whatever the problem, if the first vet you see says that nothing can be done, you can always get a second opinion at another surgery.

A different vet might see the problem in a different light. A second consultation could put your mind at rest. Dealing with suffering does not have to involve veterinary care, however; if you do not feel able to treat the mouse yourself and do not want to undertake a course of veterinary treatment, then it should be humanely euthanized.

Just don’t let the mouse suffer and hope that the problem will solve itself – that could count as neglect.

Please remember that the author is not a veterinary professional, and that this document cannot be a substitute for veterinary advice or consultation.

4 Comments

  1. Dave Smith on January 17 at 5:59 pm

    I need help finding a fancy mouse vet as near to me as possible. I am in Olney, ILL. at zipcode 62450, but Evansville, Indiana is only fairly close big city. Mouse is scratching itself to death and I do not think it is mites. Am using aspen bedding, not pine. Tried a
    drop of oil from a vitamin E capsule on skin but mosue scrathed worse than ever to get it off. Am thinking about diluted cortisone cream or tea tree oil, but am uncertain as to results because mouse’s skin is now broken in a few places.

  2. Dave Smith on January 17 at 6:00 pm

    Question is above

  3. Rosalba D'agostino on January 28 at 4:02 pm

    if he now have the skin broken is because he got a infection, my mice have same thing and after that he start loose the hair coat , in the end is died. Take your mice to the vet he will give something to cure your mice before is too late.

  4. Rosalba D'agostino on January 28 at 4:03 pm

    i am in uk sorry but i don t know your near Vet.

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